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Lockheed Martin begins final assembly of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

Posted April 1, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid. In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin technicians began assembling a NASA spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid for scientific study. Working toward a September 2016…

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1,000th F-35 training sortie flown at Luke AFB

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Staci Miller A pilot from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew the 1,000th F-35A Lightning II training sortie March 31, 2015. The 56th Fighter Wing is the fastest F-35 wing to reach the 1,000-sortie milestone in the Defense Department. The 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flew…

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Supplier Excellence Award winners recognized by GA-ASI

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced March 20 that it has honored 45 suppliers with the company’s annual Supplier Excellence Awards in recognition of outstanding quality and delivery performance. A key component behind GA-ASI’s success is our highly skilled and dependable supply chain, consisting of dozens of suppliers who are committed to sustaining our line…

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Elbit Systems integrates color helmet display, tracking system on Seahawk test aircraft

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Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., has been awarded a contract from Science Applications International Corporation to install, integrate, and support flight evaluations of the Elbit Color Helmet Display and Tracking System on MH-60S Seahawk test aircraft for the U.S. Navy. The contract value, which is in an amount that…

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Ball Aerospace GEMS instrument passes critical design review

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The Ball Aerospace air quality sensor being built for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute under South Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research in the Ministry of Environment has passed a major milestone toward its launch. The Critical Design Review was successfully completed for the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer in February. GEMS is a scanning ultraviolet-visible…

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DARPA uses open systems to boost airpower

Posted April 1, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is unveiling a new program to boost U.S. air superiority by separating payloads such as weapons and sensors from the main air platform, and using open-system architectures to seamlessly integrate plug-and-fly modules into any kind of platform. The program, called System of Systems Integration Technology and Experimentation aims to…

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Boeing, Air India celebrate 20th 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing†and Air India rcently celebrated the airline’s milestone delivery of its 20th 787 Dreamliner from Boeing’s final assembly facility in North Charleston, S.C. “Taking delivery of our 20th 787 Dreamliner marks an important day for Air India,” said Rohit Nandan, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India. “With this airplane we are building on the success…

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News Briefs March 25, 2015

Posted March 25, 2015 by

Pentagon notifying U.S. troops named by alleged IS hackers The Pentagon said March 23 it is notifying 100 U.S. military members that their names and addresses were posted on the Internet by a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division. The group said it was posting the information, including photos of the individuals, to…

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Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

Posted March 25, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerous upgrades. Lockheed Martin has purchased a wind tunnel that is one of only two of its kind in the United States, and…

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Northrop to provide DIRCM for Canadian Chinook fleet

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Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Royal Canadian Air Force to provide infrared missile protection on its fleet of CH-147F Chinooks. “Battle-tested in the harshest conditions and in use around the world, Northrop Grumman’s infrared countermeasure systems have been protecting warfighters for more than 50 years,” said Carl Smith, vice president, infrared countermeasures, Northrop…

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